Oxford University Press (2011)

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Bill Brewer
King's College London
Abstract
Early modern empiricists thought that the nature of perceptual experience is given by citing the object presented to the mind in that experience. Hallucination and illusion suggest that this requires untenable mind-dependent objects. Current orthodoxy replaces the appeal to direct objects with the claim that perceptual experience is characterized instead by its representational content. This paper argues that the move to content is problematic, and reclaims the early modern empiricist insight as perfectly consistent, even in cases of illusion, with the realist contention that these direct objects of perception are the persisting mind-independent physical objects we all know and love.
Keywords Perception (Philosophy
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Call number B828.45.B74 2011
ISBN(s) 0199674698   9780199260256   9780199674695   0199260257
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